# No Pass Go Problem 1 / Solution

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No pass go

White to play and win.

Analysis:

The top left is worth 3 moves and the top right is worth 2^ (2 plus up). Subtract 2 for the group tax and the Black group is worth 3^.

The bottom left is worth -1 (one move for White), OC, and the bottom right is worth -4* (4 star). Add 2 for the group tax and the White group is worth -3*.

The sum is 3^ - 3* = ^*. (The negative of * is *, so subtracting it is like adding it.)

Solution:

There is more than one solution, but canonical play is for White to move from 2^ to 2* in the top right. The result is * - * = 0, which is a second player win.

White wins

Since Black is lost, it does not matter too much what he does. Here is a possible continuation.

Continuation (i)

After the right half of the board is miai. Now if , makes the whole board miai and wins.

Variation

If Black plays in the corner, and make miai and win.

No Pass Go Problem 1 / Solution last edited by 24.14.89.121 on June 17, 2013 - 22:53